Typical triple-super-dog secret neon-lit military lab. Chloe, Lana and Clark have already found the supposedly mothballed Project Intercept lab, with an assist from Papa Luthor. Lana is asking Clark whether his mind might not be vulnerable somehow. It would seem to be his most vulnerable area, given what we know about him. Clark throws his jacket roughly aside (the jacket says, "Ow!"). Clark says it's his fault that Kara is missing. Lana tries to warn Clark about the device, even though she was the one who was all excited telling Clark and Chloe about the thing in the last scene. Clark says there's no other choice. Dude, there's plenty of other choices, you guys are just making it way more complicated that is has to be.
Papa Luthor and his chief scientist, who looks more like a military sniper, are arguing about using the machine. The scientist reminds Papa Luthor that the machine is a deathtrap. Papa says he pays the man a small fortune and doesn't want to hear the dude's negative opinion. When I want your opinion, I'll pay for it, lackey! The doctor tells the "Ladies" (that might mean you, too, Clark) to wait outside. Lana gives Clark a kiss on the cheek before she goes. "If you die when I come back, can I sell the farm so they can put a strip mall over it?" Lex is strapped vertically to the device, which includes a metal ring around his head. Clark makes sure with Papa Luthor that Lex won't ever know he was in there. The scientist says that when the machine works, the terrorists had no memory of the "Pro-cess." Canadian, much? The scientist, who is wearing a very unscientific black baseball cap, says that the freshest memories will come first and things will get riskier the further in Clark goes. Sexy. Clark says he doesn't plan on staying in there very long. He's wham, bam, thank you, Lex! Clark positions himself in the machine, which looks like it's going to swap their brains. Scientist says that Clark will see a red door, which is the signal for the emergency exit. Why not make a door that says "EMERGENCY EXIT" on it? Papa Luthor says that Clark can't lose track of the red door. Red...door. Got it. A door that's red. I'll try to remember that. Wait, what color again? Yellow? Shit! Clark says he wants to get this over with. He's strapped into the machine. Buttons are pushed. Brain graphics are displayed. It's not too late to go to Detroit and scout out some diners. Sure you don't want to do that? No? Clark and Lex are repositioned to lie on their backs. Can't we get a comfy mattress for these guys? Dramatic, loud music. More buttons, including a really huge red one, are pressed. More brain scans. Clark is transported through what look like rock candy tunnels. Each one displays a little piece of video from Lex's past. ["I didn't see this, but I bet Lex's brain recalls his past from the same camera angles used by the show. Coincidence? -- Miss Alli]
Clark lands in a dank, dark hallway. He sees a bright red door behind him. Isn't that supposed to be a yellow door? No, wait, RED! Right! I remember now! Stupid door. Clark turns the other way. Scary music. He begins to walk forward. There are big windows on the walls that are glazed over. One of them has a tiny hole in it. Clark peeks through the hole. He sees some sort of angelic figure, bathed in light and wrapped in gauze. Clark keeps walking. We see the eye of a boy peek back through the hole in the glass. Creepy lad!